Eric Specht, the owner the “Android” trademark is suing Google and the Open Handset Alliance for the use of his trademarked name. Apparently, Google tried to patent Android and its request has been rejected by the US trademark and patent office.
Mr. Specht has filed an injunction to prevent anyone from using the term Android commercially and seeks $94 Million in damages. You can bet that Google won’t just give up. At the moment, Google’s argument is that Eric Specht does nothing with the name and therefore he would have a hard time to convince the court that there is any financial damages. Why file so late you might ask? Mr. Specht didn’t think that Android was related to software, the category in which he owns the Android trademark.
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